Hard to believe, but 2019 is upon us, with all the excitement and expectations that a brand new year brings to bear.  We asked the PWC Board and assorted friends of the conference to tell us what they are most looking for in the new year.  Here is what they shared:

Newest board member, Cathy T. Colborn is looking forward to finishing her bizarre fiction novels (these may be the weirdest to date) and meeting new agents in the pitching process. Cathy loves meeting new people at book cons and comic cons. Writers and readers in costume are her people!

Catt’s partner-in-rhyme (like what I did there?) Elaine Paliatsas-Haughey, is looking forward to launching her creative nonfiction online literary magazine Scars and Tattoos: Our Stories on Our Skin and beginning to accept submissions.

Alice Wootson, is looking forward to hearing that the publishers and editors are interested in publishing her four completed manuscripts.

Lisa Lutwyche is looking to get at least one book published, writing a full-length play, and/or finishing her short story collection in some way that actually flows as a book.

Rich Bank can’t wait to having the “first final” draft of his first play workshopped by actors; more author events beginning in the spring for his last book, I Am Terezin; and starting his next book, of course!

David Kozinski has a full year that includes applying the finishing touches to his full length book of poems and submitting it to a few contests, joining Sibelan Forrester as co-host of the monthly poetry reading series at the Community Arts Center of Wallingford (first Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.), and finally, conducting a writing workshop for teens at the Anderson School in Eagleville, PA starting in the spring!

As for me….2019 is going to insane (in a good way) on both a personal and professional level…a wedding, a new house, and of course, the 2019 Conference with keynote speaker Jonathan Maberry will be here before we know it….but what I’m really looking forward to is the release of my first book, “Stuff Every Grandfather Should Know” by Quirk Books!

What are you looking forward to in 2019?  Tell us in the comments!